Landes, Helen Louise, d. 2004 - Langham, James Charles, d. 2008


Landes, Helen Louise (Stine) 11 Apr 1923 - 25 Jun 2004 SN-L 27 Jun 2004 & CCH-N 30 Jun 2004

[Note: Daughter of Robert Leonard & Maggie Lee (Beddingfield) Stine; married 23 Sep 1941 Dwaine L. “Bud” Landes 18 Jun 1921 - 10 Mar 1999]

Helen Louise Landes, 81, Ozark, died Friday, June 25, 2004 in Skaggs Hospital, Branson. She was born April 11, 1923, in Ozark, the daughter of Robert Leonard and Maggie Lee (Bedingfield) Stine. On September 23, 1941 she and D.L. "Bud" Landes were married; Bud and Helen owned and operated Ozark Transfer Company for many years. A lifelong resident of Ozark, she was a graduate of Ozark High School Class of 1940. A member of the Ozark Christian Church since 1954. Helen was an avid gardener and enjoyed her family and friends. Survivors include: four daughters, Pat Rainey and her husband Gary, Peggy McDaniel and her husband Albert, Suzanne Blansit, and Mary Jane Landes, all of Ozark. Seven grandchildren, John Rainey and his wife Liz, Karen Massey and her husband Dwight, Carrie Barton and her husband David and Libbey McDaniel, Scott Blansit, Bryan Walker, and Johna Wynn; two great grandchildren, Logan Rainey and Laurel McDaniel, a brother, Paul "Sam" Stine, and wife Joyce, three sisters-in-law, Barbara Stine, Ruth Ann Hanks and her husband Bill, and Margy McKay.  She was preceded in death by: her parents, her husband, D.L. "Bud", a son, John Landes; a grandson, Jason Wynn, and a brother James Stine. The Helen Landes family wants to give a special thank you to everyone who has cared for their mother over  the past few years, especially, Leona, Charity, Donna and Lori. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, in the Ozark Cemetery, with the Rev. Neal Grubaugh and the Rev. Don Brown officiating. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to the Branson Dialysis, PO Box 429, Branson, MO 65616.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004


Landes, John R. 26 Jul 1951 - 14 Dec 1969  CCR 18 Dec 1969 p1

[Note: Son of Dwaine L. “Bud & Helen Louise (Stine) Landes]

Kansas Crash Fatal for John Landes, 18

A popular Ozark young man, John R. Landes, 18, died at 2:20 last Sunday morning in St. John’s Hospital, Joplin, of injuries suffered about 9:30 p.m. Saturday in a one-car mishap on Kansas Highway 26, a mile south of Galena, Kan. Kansas authorities reported young Landes was  the front seat passenger in a car driven by Kenneth Teague, 18, of Springfield. Kansas authorities. He sustained crushing chest injuries when the vehicle struck a guard rail, swerved across the highway and overturned. Landes was thrown from the auto. Also taken to the Joplin hospital with undetermined injuries were the driver and two other passengers, Ray Gill of Springfield and Ronnie Haumes of Fordland. The son of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. “Bud” Landes of Ozark, John graduated last May from Ozark High School.  He was employed by Rainey Oil Company here. Other survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Pattie Rainey of Ozark, Mrs. Peggy McDaniel, Nixa, Mrs. Suzanne Landes, Ozark, and Mary Jane Landes, of the home; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Florence Landes of Ozark, and his maternal grandparetns, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Stine of Ozark. One of the largest crowds to attend a funeral in Ozark the past several years overflowed the Harris Chapel in Ozark at services held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Officiating were the Rev. Harold Mayes of Buffalo and the Rev. Conrad Kitchell, pastor of the Ozark Christian Church. Entombment was in the mausoleum at Ozark Cemetery.


Landes, John R. 26 Jul 1951 - 14 Dec 1969  OHS Observer 25 Dec 1969 p1

In Memory of John Landes, Killed December 14

Here in my curving hands I cup This quiet dust; I lift it up

Here is the mother of all thought; Of this, the shining heavens are wrought.

The laughing lips, the feet that rove, The face, the body, that you love.

Mere dust, no more, yet nothing less. And this has sufferd consciousness.

Passion and terror, this again Shall suffer passion, death and pain.

As all flesh must die, so all Now dust, shall live; Tis natural

Yet hardly do I understand - Here in the hollow of my hand.

A bit of God Himself I keep, Between two vigils fallen asleep.


Landes, John T. “Jack’ 27 Apr 1893 - 19 Nov 1965     CCR 25 Nov 1965 p1

[Note: married Florence G. Pulse 19 Mar 1898 - 6 Jul 1980]

J. T. “Jack” Landes, 72, Ozark died at 1:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 in Springfield Baptist Hospital after an apparent heart attack. Born in Mandal, Norway, Mr. Landes moved to North Dakota at the age of 16. He moved to Ozark 26 years ago, and has been owner of Ozark Transfer  Co., a truck line, for 25 years. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the First Christian Church of Ozark. Surviving are his wife, Florence; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Monger, Ava and Mrs. Mary Ann Hanks and Mrs. Margie Goddard, both of Ozark; a son, D. L., Ozark; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Gunmundsen, Brooklyn, N. Y.; and 16 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel here with the Revs, Harold Mayes and John Jewett officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery.


Landon, Anna 1850 - 24 Aug 1923 CCR 31 Aug 1923 p1

[Note: age from mortuary record 73; in obit 53; stone in Harvill, but cemetery called Keltner on MO DC; no family info on MO DC]

Mrs. Anna Landon, aged 53, died at the county farm Friday, August 24, and was buried in a cemetery near Keltner Saturday.


Landreth-Kritz, Virginia "Grammer” (  ) Goodwin 21 Aug 1915 - 15 Apr 2008 SN-L 18 Apr 2008 & CCH-N 23 Apr 2008

[Note: married ? Goodwin; married ? Kritz]

Virginia "Grammer" Landreth-Kritz, 92, Ozark, Mo., formerly of Neosho, died on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in Cox South, Springfield, following a one week illness. Virginia was born August 21, 1915, in Newtonia, Mo. She graduated from Midway High School, where she played girls basketball and was instrumental in the organization of the original ‘Gidgets' softball team and in organizing the Neosho Girls Softball League. Following graduation from Midway, she attended and graduated from cosmetology school in Springfield, Mo. She worked at the former Sale Memorial Hospital clerical department, the deli at Foodtown Grocery in Joplin and then at Sunbeam in Neosho, retiring in 1986, and moving to the Springfield area in 1992, from Neosho. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Anita Goodwin Peck-Smith and husband, Sam, Springfield, Mo.; granddaughter Jymi Peck-Neidig and husband, Gerry, Ozark, Mo.; and three great-grandsons, Jakob, Josh and Jonah Neidig. Services will be Friday, April 18, 2008, at 2 p.m., in Clark Funeral Home Chapel, Granby, with burial in the Newtonia IOOF Cemetery. Family will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday, in the funeral home, and the family will receive friends Friday from 1 p.m. until service time in the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Virginia may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, Mo., c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 26, Granby, MO 64844. Online condolences may be posted at Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Granby, Mo.


Landry, Raymond Paul   6 Jun 1932 - 17 Oct 2005 CCH-N 19 Oct 2005

Crash on U. S. 160 claims man

Illegal passing caused accident near Spokane

From our staff

            Raymond Landry, 73, Ash Grove, died early Oct. 17 when the small school bus in which he was riding collided with a garbage truck driven by Timothy Burks 42, Nixa, who was taken to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

            The truck was struck head on by a car driven by Timothy Tilley, 19, Springfield, as he was passing illegally.

            That caused the truck to cross the center lane and his the bus driven by Landry’s wife, 68-year-old Effalea Bridges, also of Ash Grove.

            Bridges was taken to Cox South. Tilley and his passenger, Ryan Meek, 20, were also injured. The Missouri Highway Patrol said charges may be filed against Tilley.

Landtroop, Harold Warren 4 Jun 1922 - 11 Mar 1989 OH 16 Mar 1989

Harold Warren Landtroop, 66, of Nixa, died March 11 at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital. Graveside services with full military honors for Mr. Landtroop were held March 14 at Springfield National Cemetery under the direction of the Waynesville Memorial Chapel.


Lane, Alvie J. “Tab” 11 Jul 1900 - May 1976 OH 27 May 1976 p 11

CLEVER - Services for Alvie J. “Tab” Lane, 75, Clever, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Meadors Chapel here with the Rev. Frank Eaton officiating. Burial will be in Short Cemetery near Hurley. Mr. Lane died Friday evening in Aurora Community Hospital after a long illness. He was a longtime resident of the Clever and Hurley communities and a member of the Pentecostal church. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Raceen Lane of the home and a brother, Alfred, Route 2, Billings.


Lane, Alvie J. “Tab” 11 Jul 1900 - May 1976 OH 3 Jun 1976 p 10

CLEVER - Graveside services for Alvie J. “Tab” Lane, 75, Clever, were at 1:30 today Short Cemetery near Hurley with the Rev. Frank Eaton officiating. Burial was under direction of Meadors of Clever. Mr. Lane died Friday evening in Aurora Community Hospital after a long illness. He was a longtime resident of the Clever and Hurley communities and a member of the Pentecostal church. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Raceen Lane of the home and a brother, Alfred, Route 2, Billings.


Lane, Byron Ellsworth 18 Nov 1922 - 22 Aug 1949 CCR 25 Aug 1949

[Note: Son of Charter Ellsworth “Charles” & Nannie Elizabeth (Gilmore) Lane; married Mackey T.]

The eighth annual three-day float party of four brothers ended in tragedy late Monday afternoon when the youngest of the four was drowned and another barely escaped drowning in waist deep water on the White River near Shell Knob bridge in Barry county. Dead is Byron Ellsworth Lane, 26-year-old farmer who lived about 15 miles south of Springfield near Ozark. And in “satisfactory” condition is Caswell Lane, 30-year-old Frisco brakeman of 1758 North Delaware, who reportedly is suffering from shock and “lots of bruises.” Both men had left Springfield Monday morning on an annual fishing trip with two older brothers, Carl S. Lane, 43, of 1512 St. Louis, a shop superintendent at Producer’s Produce company and Haden Lane, 44, who is on vacation from his home in Los Angeles. According to Mrs. Carl S. Lane, the tragedy occurred this way: Carl and Haden, in one boat, had floated down the river a mile to make camp and cook supper for the other two, who had remained in their boat near Shell Knob. About 4 o’clock Monday afternoon, when the two younger Lanes “didn’t show up,” Carl and Haden went back up the river to find both of them in the water. Carl pulled both brothers out and gave artificial respiration to young Byron for “a long time,” Mrs. Lane said, but it had no effect. Mrs. Lane said Byron and Caswell apparently had stopped at a sandbar, vacated their boat, and started for a swim. She believed Byron had suffered “the cramps” and drowned, while Caswell nearly met death in trying to save his brother. Barry county Coroner Paul Henbest believed the tragedy possibly occurred after the younger Lanes’ boat became stuck on the sandbar, and Byron Lane “went under” when he stepped from the boat to push it off. There will be no inquest. Besides the three brothers who were on the fishing trip, Byron Lane is survived by his wife, Mackey; one son, Tommie; his mother, Mrs. Nannie Lane, of the home, and another brother, Homer, of Little Rock, Ark. The funeral, under direction of Alma Lohmeyer-Jewell E. Windle, was held Thursday afternoon at the Hopedale church north of Ozark with Rev. Gerald Locke officiating. Pallbearers were Neal Payne, Stanton Patterson, Jimmy Todhunter, Larry Gresham, V.V. Chapman and Huber Chapman.


Lane, Carl S. 28 Aug 1907 - 8 Feb 1985 OH 14 Feb 1985 p6

[Note: Son of Charter Ellsworth “Charles“ & Nannie Elizabeth (Gilmore) Lane; married Maybell E. Estes 1 May 1916 - 21 Sep 2001]

Services for Carl S. Lane, 77, Ozark, were held Feb. 11 in Hopedale Baptist Church with the Revs. Terry Kendrick and John Love officiating. Burial was in Weaver Cemetery under the direction of Harris. Mr. Lane died Feb. 6 shortly after admission to St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. Formerly of Springfield, he was an employee of MFA for 40 years. For five years, he was manager of Producers Produce. He had lived in Ozark for several years and was a member of Hopedale Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Maybelle; a daughter, Joanne Pimphrey, Des Moines three grandchildren; two great grand-daughters; and two brothers, Homer J., Greenville, Texas, and Caswell C., Springfield.


Lane, Carl S. 28 Aug 1907 - 8 Feb 1985 OH 28 Feb 1985 pB9

Card of Thanks

We want to thank everyone for the many acts of kindness during the death of our husband and father, Carl Lane. God Bless you.   Maybelle Lane  Joan Pumphrey


Lane, Cellie 13 Jan 1891  - 11 May 1969

Funeral services for Cellie Lane, 78, Clever, who died at 3 a.m. Sunday in Aurora Community Hospital after a short illness, were to be at 2:30 p.m. today in Cantrell Chapel here, with burial in Short Cemetery, Hurley. Surviving are two brothers, Alvie, Clever and Alfred, Billings.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a hand-written date of May 12, 1969 on it.


Lane, Cellie 13 Jan 1891 - 11 May 1969  CCR 15 May 1969 p8

Funeral services for Cellie Lane, 78, Clever, who died at 3 p.m. Sunday in Aurora Community Hospital after a short illness, were at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Cantrell Chapel win Clever with burial in Short Cemetery, Hurley. Surviving are two brothers, Alvie, Clever, and Alfred, Billings.


Lane, Clyde James 14 Aug 1908 - 13 Dec 1985 OH 19 Dec 1985 pB8

[Note: married Etta Ellen Pendergrass 29 Jun 1910 - Jun 1979]

Services for Clyde J. Lane, 77, Billings, were held Dec. 16 in Meadors Chapel, Billings, with the Rev. Cecil Robertson officiating, Burial was in Wright Cemetery. Mr. Lane died Dec. 13 following surgery in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was a retired laborer and attended the Elsie Pentecostal Church. Survivors include five sons, Charlie and James, both of Springfield, Paul, Jr. and Deral, both of Billings, and Bob Lampe; four daughters, Beulah Meld, Patsy Harter and Demis Wolfe, all of Billings, and Dorothy Witty, Rogersville; two sisters, Jamie Truman, state of California, and Mae Latorres, Tracy, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren..


Lane, Etta Ellen (Pendergrass) 29 Jun 1910 - Jun 1979 OH 28 Jun 1979 p3

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Eli & Missouri (Wilson) Pendergrass; married Clyde James Lane 14 Aug 1908 - 13 Dec 1985]

Services for Mrs. Etta Lane, 68, Billings, were held Sunday in Meadors Chapel in Billings. Burial was in Wright Cemetery near Clever. Mrs. Lane died in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield after a long illness. She was a member of Elsie Pentecostal Church. Survivors include her husband, Clyde; five sons, Charley, James and Paul, Jr. all of Springfield; Derel, Billings and Bob of Ava; four daughters, Mrs. Beulah Mehl, Mrs. Dennis Wolfe and Mrs. Patsy Harter, all of Billings and Mrs. Dorothy Witty, Rogersville; three brothers, Earl and Efton Pendergrass, both of Aurora and Emmitt Pendergrass, Springfield; a half brother, Vernon Eutsler, address unknown; a sister, Mrs. Mae Periman, Billings; 20 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.


Lane, F. E. 1919 - 12 May 1980 OH 22 May 1980 p8

[Note: no SSDI found]

Services for F. E. Lane, 60, Fair Grove, father of Mrs. Nancy Recia, Nixa, were held last Thursday in Fair Grove. Mr. Lande died May 12 while being taken to Cox Medical Center. He apparently suffered a heart attack in his home.


Lane, G. Thomas “Tom” 1905 - 7 Dec 1968   CCR 12 Dec 1968 p8

Funeral services for G. T. “Tom” Lane, 63, of Route 2, Billings Baptist Church in Billings with burial in Billings with burial in Marionville IOOF Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa.  A native of Stone County, Mr. Lane had moved to Billings from Brown Springs community southeast of Marionville in 1941. He died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in his home after a lingering illness. Surviving are his wife, Mae; a son, Willis, Springfield; and two daughters, Mrs. Lela Laney, Republic and Mrs. Joy Kaas, Commerce City, Calif. Other survivors include a brother, Clyde, Billings; three sisters, Mrs. Mae LaTorres, Tracy, Calif., Mrs. Janie Truman, Miami, Okla., and Mrs. Hulda Lakins, Crane, and 10 grandchildren.


Lane, Genevieve C. (Farmer) 5 Jan 1916 - 26 Sep 1990 NN-E 4 Oct 1990

[Note: Daughter of Dennie & Mattie (  ) Farmer; married 1 Jan 1936 Olen W. Lane 29 Jul 1911 - 17 Sep 1997]

Genevieve C. Lane, 74, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1990 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Born Jan. 5 1916 in Blue Mountain, Ark., she was the daughter of Dennie and Mattie Farmer. She married Olen Lane on Jan. 1, 1936 in Conway, Ark. Most of their married life was spent in Wichita, Kan. She retired from General Adjustment Bureau of Wichita as branch secretary. After retirement in 1976, they moved to Springfield. Lane was a member of the Hopedale Baptist Church of Ozark. She belonged to the Missouri Extension Homemakers Association. She enjoyed music, art, gardening and homemaking, Survivors include her husband, Olen; a son and his wife, Dennis and Susan Lane, Springfield; three grandsons, Branin, Aaron and Jordon; a granddaughter, Suzanne; three brothers, Esten Farmer, Lonoke, Ark., Theodore Farmer, Wichita, Kan., and Glendon Farmer, Florence, Ala.; two sisters, Gwendolyn Koken, Lakewood, Calif., and Eloise Hayre, Morrilton, Ark.; and 11 nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were two brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Terry Kendrick officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopedale Baptist Church, P.O. Box 612, Ozark, Mo., 65721.


Lane,  Helen Lettie (Taft) 23 May 1919 - 5 Nov 2004 SN-L 4 Nov 2004

[Note: married Henry Hiram “Hank” Lane]

Memorial service for Helen L. Lane, 85, Nixa, will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Nixa, with the Rev. Strawhun officiating. Helen passed away Oct. 13, 2004. Helen L. Lane was born May 23, 1919, in rural McCone County, Mont. She retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. after 28 years of service. She was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers and a member of the Skums of the Pioneers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Henry "Hank" Lane, parents, Amos and Lettie Taft, five brothers and two sisters. Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Brown, Calif.; two sons, Harvey Lane, Ozark, and Joe Lane and his wife, Bunny, Nixa; six grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bus Fund, in her name, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 460 W. Aldersgate Dr., Nixa, MO 65714. Burial will be at Rivermonte Memorial Gardens.


Lane, Homer 14 Jun 1913 - 26 Mar 1986  OH 3 Apr 1986 p5

[Note: Son of Charter Ellsworth “Charles“ & Nannie Elizabeth (Gilmore) Lane; married Mildred Fulton 31 Mar 1912 - 17 Aug 2003 ]

Homer Lane died early Wednesday morning in his home in Greenville, Texas. He was reared in the Ozark community and was married to the former Mildred Fulton, who survives him. Two daughters and several grandchildren are among his survivors. Services were held in Greenville, and burial was there.


Lane, Joyce Leona (Daugherty) 31 Jan 1919 - May 1978 OH 1 Jun 1978 p4

[Note: married Alfred Lane]

CLEVER - Mrs. Joyce Leona Lane, 58, died at her home about 8 a.m. Sunday after suffering an apparent heart attack. Survivors include her husband Alfred; three sons, Kenneth of Route 1, Billings, Larry of Ash Grove and David of Hurley; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Bowling, Crane; a brother, Joe Daugherty, Hurley; a sister, name and address not known and four grandchildren.


Lane, Maybell E  (Estes) 1 May 1906 - 21 Sept 2001 SN-L 23 Sep 2001

[Note: Daughter of Loyal E. & Laura (Weaver) Estes; married 1929 Carl S. Lane 28 Aug 1907 - 8 Feb 1985]

Maybell E. Lane, 95, Ozark, entered into eternal peace on Friday Sept. 21, 2001. After a long blessed life, she passed away peacefully in James River Care Center, Springfield. Maybell was born May 1, 1906, in Ozark to Laura (Weaver) and Loyal Estes. She was a graduate from Ozark High School. In 1929 she was united in marriage to Carl S. Lane and to this union one daughter, Jo Ann, was born. The family resided in Springfield where Carl was manager of Producers' Produce Company for many years. Shortly before his retirement they returned to Ozark and built a home on land homesteaded by Maybell's forbears. She and Carl spent many happy years there before his death. Maybell was a member of Hopedale Baptist Church, Ozark. In her earlier years, she often played the piano during worship services. She came to Jesus Christ while attending a revival as a young woman, and was baptized and received into the salvation of our Lord. Maybell was a talented homemaker whose life was dedicated to her family. Until her sight failed, she loved knitting, sewing, and needle work, making sweaters and other gifts for family and friends. Maybell was preceded in death be her husband, Carl; two sisters, Zella Bingham and Annie Davidson; and three brothers, Fred Estes, Roy Estes and Levert Estes. Maybell is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann Getting and husband Daryle, Ozark; three granddaughters, Donna Hamilton and husband Mark, Omaha, Neb., Suzanne Blanchet and husband Bob, Debois, Wyo., and Rev. Carol Meredith and husband David Reynolds, Deerfield, N.H.; two great granddaughters, Christa and Lindsay Hamilton, Omaha, Neb.; one brother, Rev. Ross Estes, Springfield; nieces and nephews; and other family and friends. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Terry Kendrick officiating. Burial will follow in Weaver Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2t o3 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 25, 2001, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Hopedale Baptist Church Building Fund, 5370 Highway NN, Ozark, MO 65721. Springfield News-Leader, Sept. 23. 2001.


Lane, Nannie Elizabeth (Gilmore) 24 Aug 1879 - 17 May 1961  CCR 18 May 1961 p5

[Note: married Charter Ellsworth “Charles” Lane 18 Feb 1875 - 16 Oct 1940]

Mrs. Nannie Elizabeth Lane, 81, of 225 South Pickwick, Springfield, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Hospital where she had been a patient for 16 days. She was a the widow of Charles E. Lane, an MFA executive. Mrs.  Lane moved to Springfield 12 years ago from Ozark. She was a member of the Hopedale Church. Survivors are four sons, Hayden G. Lane of 1706 East Elm, Springfield, Homer J. Lane of Monroe, La., and Caswell C. Lane of Tulsa; a brother, James Gilmore of Forsyth; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Gorman-Scharpf.


Lane, Olen W. 29 Jul 1911 - 17 Sep 1997   CCH-N 20 Sep 1997

[Note: married 1 Jan 1936 Genevieve C. Farmer 5 Jan 1916 -  26 Sep 1990]

Olen W Lane, age 86, formerly of Springfield and Wichita, Kan., died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997 in Tulsa, Okla. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve C. Lane, in 1990. Survivors include: a son and his wife, Dennis and Susan Lane; four grandchildren, Branin and his wife, Bridget, Aaron, Jordan, and Suzanne, all of Dallas, Texas; a brother, Hebert Lane; two sisters, LoRene McClaren and Vernice Tester; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Hopedale Baptist Church, Ozark, with Pastor Terry Kendrick officiating. Burial will be in Hopedale Cemetery, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to Hopedale Baptist Church, PO. Box 612, Ozark, Mo. 65721.


Lane, Tammy Lou (Clifton) Dry 28 Apr 1968 - 16 Jun 2007 SN-L 22 Jun 2007 & CCH-N 27 Jun 2007

[Note: Daughter of Robert & Luella (Anderson) Clifton; married Charles Dry; married ? Lane]

Tammy Lou Lane, age 39, of Tukwila, Washington, formerly of Oldfield, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Harbor View Hospital, Seattle, Washington. Tammy was born in Branson, Mo., to Robert Clifton and Luella Anderson Dollarhide. She graduated from Chadwick High School. Tammy was baptized into Christ at the age of 13 in Oldfield, Mo. Tammy is survived by her loving family: four sons, Lee Dry and fiancee, Rebecca, of Highlandville, Scotty Dry of Highlandville, Carl Dry and Brandon Lane, of the home; her parents, Luella Dollarhide and husband, Ted, of Oldfield, and Robert Clifton of Nixa; two sisters, Aimee Seiber of Oldfield, Bobbie Clifton of Highlandville; a special ex-husband, Charles Dry of Rogersville; and many relatives and friends. Tammy will be fondly remembered as a loving mother, daughter and friend. She loved everyone big or small. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2007, at the Church of Christ in Oldfield, Mo. Burial will be in the Old Boston Cemetery under direction of Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville.


Laney, Augusta Anna (Kraft) 16 Sep 1887 - 19 Dec 1953 CCR BT 31 Dec 1953

[Note: married J. E. Laney]

Mrs. Augusta Anna Laney was born Sept. 16, 1887, and passed away at her home in Billings at 10:15 p.m. Saturday, December 19, following a long illness. She was a life-long resident of the Billings community. She is survived by her husband, J. E. Laney; three sons, Major Emmett J. Laney of the U. S. Air Force of Alexandria, Va., Clifford of the home and Gerald Laney of Billings; one brother, Henry Kraft of Billings, route 2 and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Chapel with Rev. D. S. Frazier officiating. Burial was made in the Laney Cemetery under direction of Harris. Pallbearers were Oscar Kraft, Lester Kraft, Earl Laney, Ellis Kerr, Arthur Schaumann and Claude Loyd.


Laney, Elizabeth Anne (Wiles) 19 Jul 1921 - 1 Feb 2007 SN-L 4 Feb 2007

[Note: Daughter of  Armor Russell & Helen (Reid ) Wiles; married Ray Laney 18 Sep 1921 - 13 Oct 2003]

Elizabeth Anne Laney, died February 1, 2007, after a short illness. She was born on July 19, 1921, to Armor and Helen (Reid ) Wiles. Anne spent her entire life in the Billings area, and was a well known educator. She was an English and music teacher in the Reeds Spring and Marionville school districts and the guidance counselor in the Billings school district prior to her retirement. Anne was also the pianist for the Billings Christian Church for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Laney; parents; and her brother Charles Wiles. She is survived by her children, Michael, of Billings, Alan (Karen), of Nixa, and David (JoAnne), of Tucson, Ariz.; her grandchildren, Christy McCue, Shane Kucera, Jennifer Alhashimi, Jordan Kucera, Cole Dishman, and Clint Dishman; her great-grandchildren, Connor Andrew McCue and Carter Wiles Kucera; brothers, Reid Wiles, of Springfield, Mo., and Larry Wiles, of Billings; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2007, in Meadors Funeral Home, Billings, with Rev. Micki Pulley-King officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Billings. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Online contributions may be made at www.


Laney, General E. F. 12 Mar 1868 - 9 Dec 1937 CCR 16 Dec 1937 p6

[Note: Son of George Marion & Amy Bethia (Garoutte) Laney; married 14 Jul 1889 Frances Ellen Hayes;  married 22 May 1926 Mary (?) Penny; DC gives 12 Mar 1869 DOB]

General Laney was born March 12, 1868, and departed this life Dec. 9, 1937, at the age of 69 years, eight months and 27 days. He was married to Mrs. Mary Penny May 22, 1926. He was converted at an early age and joined the church at Wright Chapel. His last testimony was that he was ready to go. The survivors are his widow, Mrs. Mary Laney, two stepsons, and two stepdaughters, Roy Penny of the home and Arch Penny of Modesto, Calif., Mrs. Austin Barnett of the home address and Mrs. Ray Green of California, four sisters and two brothers. He will be sadly missed by relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Wright’s church conducted by Rev. Meritt of Hurley, Mo, with burial in the Wright’s cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, Mo.


Laney, Hazel Lee (Wagemann) 6 Aug 1930 - 24 Oct 2003 SN-L 26 Oct 2003

[Note: Daughter of William F. & Clara Louise (Brown) Wagemann; married 19 May 1950 Gerald Laney]

Hazel Lee Laney, 73, Billings, passed away 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, in the Ozarks Methodist Manor, Marionville. She was born Aug. 6, 1930, in Billings to William F. and Clara Louise (Brown) Wagemann. Hazel Wagemann and Gerald Laney were married on May 19, 1950. They lived and raised their three sons on their farm in Billings. She was a member of the Billings United Methodist Church and the UMW. She also served as church pianist for many years. Hazel was a member of the Eastern Star Galena Chapter #7, where she would have earned her 50-year pin in April 2004. She was the Chapter pianist, and had served as Worthy Matron, and District Deputy Grand Matron of the 54th District. Hazel's interest in the Billings community was evident by her participation in the various organizations. She has served on the Billings Fair Board and was a member of the Billings Extension Club. She served as the PTA president several terms during the years her sons were in school. She was a rural mail carrier for the USPS for more than 20 years. She is survived by her husband, Gerald; her sons and their spouses, Steve and Becky Laney, Fort Smith, Ark., Stan and Patty Laney and Tyler and Candy Laney, all of Billings; grandchildren, Nichole Plowman and husband, Lyndell, Nina Vesci and husband, Matt, Naomi Harter and husband, Bradley, Todd Laney, Ross Laney, Amy Laney, Phillip Laney, and Sean Laney; great-grandchildren, Colton Plowman and Grace Vesci; a brother and his wife, Virgil and Norma Wagemann, Billings; and other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will b e2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, in Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. Burial will follow in Laney Cemetery, northwest of Billings. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday with Eastern Star Rites at 7 p.m. in the Billings chapel. Springfield News-Leader, October 26, 2003.


Laney, James Elmer 22 Apr 1880 - 18 Mar 1967 CCR 23 Mar 1967 p1

James Elmer Laney, 87, of Billings, died Saturday afternoon in his home of an apparent heart attack. He is survived by three sons, Emmett J., Springfield and Clifford and Gerald, both of Billings; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cantrell Chapel with the Rev. Marion LaFollette officiating. Burial was in Laney Cemetery.


Laney, Mary Ann (Ethridge) 25 Jan 1853 - 6 Dec 1929 CCR 12 Dec 1929

[Note: Daughter of John E. & Jane (Bettenet) Ethridge; married 30 May 1869 Jesse Cunningham Derrick Laney 10 Jun 1846 - 20 Feb 1917; parents names hard to read on MO DC - mother’s maiden possibly Bettis]

Mary A. Laney was born on January 25th, 1953 and died on December 6th, 1929, aged 76 years, 11 months, and 19 days. She was married to C. D. Laney on May 30th, 1896 (SIC, but should be 1869). To this union 11 children, six sons and five daughters, were born. The husband and five children have preceded her in death. She was a member of the Baptist church until death. She leaves six children, 34 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 5 sisters, one brother, and many friends to mourn her departure. The funeral services were held Saturday, December 7th, at 1 o’clock p.m. at the Baptist church in Hurley with Rev. Robt. Forbis of Clever officiating. Burial was made in the Wright cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.


Laney, Nola (Newton) died 4 Apr 1946 CCR 11 Apr 1946 p1

[Note: Daughter of B. R. & ? (?) Newton; married Frank Laney]

Mrs. Frank Laney passed away at her home on Billings’ route 2 Saturday morning at 9:30 o’clock. “Nola” as she was known by everyone, had been in ill health for years although her last illness was short. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Wade Chapel with the Rev. Sherman Erickson of Aurora officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery there. Mrs. Laney was converted in early life and was devoted to Christ throughout her life. She was devoted to her entire family and during her long illness was doing for others and forgetting her own suffering. She is survived by her husband, Frank; two sons, Charley of the Marines and Robert of Vancouver, Wash.; one daughter, Mrs. Melvin Snodgrass of Republic; her father, B.R. Newton of Billings; two sisters, Mrs. Bell Brown of Billings and Mrs. Own Batson of Republic; three brothers, Harry Newton of Marionville, Guy Newton of Aurora, and E.E. Newton of Billings; four grandchildren. The Maples Funeral Home of Billings was in charge.


Laney, Ray 18 Sep 1921 - 13 Oct 2003 SN-L 15 Oct 2003

[Note: Son of Earl & Mae (McCullah) Laney; married Elizabeth Anne Wiles 19 Jul 1921 - 1 Feb 2007]

Ray Laney, 82, Billings, died at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, 2003. The son of Earl and Mae McCullah Laney, he was born Sept. 18, 1921, north of Billings, Mo. Ray graduated from Billings High School in 1940. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served as a gunner on a B-17 bomber aircraft when his plane was shot down on Dec. 20, 1943. Ray was held as a Prisoner of War at Stalag 17B in Krems, Austria, for a period of more than a year and one-half, until May 3, 1945. After his discharge in October of 1945, Ray returned to Billings, Mo. He then was employed by the Springfield Police Department and the Springfield Health Department. At the time of his retirement, he was an owner of the Billings Oil Company. Ray was a member of the Greater Ozarks Chapter American Ex-POWs, Masonic United Lodge No. 5, Scottish Rite, Abou Ben Adhem Temple in Springfield, the Lawrence County Shrine Club, American Legion Post 676 and the Billings VFW. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Mae Laney, and a sister, JoAnne Massey. Survivors include his wife, Anne; a nephew, Monte Massey, Kansas City; three stepsons, David Kucera, Tucson, Ariz., Alan Kucera, Ozark, Mo., and Michael Kucera, Springfield; six grandchildren, Christy Kucera McCue, Shane Kucera, Jennifer Kucera, Jordan Kucera, Cole Dishman and Clint Dishman. He is also survived by several cousins and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, in Meadors Funeral Homes, Billings, with Chaplain Paul Stanek officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Billings, with military honors. The Billings chapel will be open today with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Springfield News-Leader, October 15, 2003.


Laney, Thomas F. 1867 - 5 Jan 1954 BT 14 Jan 1954

Thomas F. Laney, 86, a former Republic resident and retired carpenter and police judge, passed away Tuesday morning, January 5 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Aloth Kinnaman in Springfield. Survivors are another daughter, Mrs. Ruth Grogg of Monroeville, Ind.; a son, Euritt V. Laney of Route 7, Springfield; a stepson, Roy Turner of Palm Beach, Calif., six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at Blades Chapel northeast of Billings Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Efton Blades officiating and burial was made in the church cemetery under direction of Max Fossett of Republic.


Lange, Edward M. “Eddie” 19 Mar 1890 - 4 May 1961  CCR 18 May 1961 p5

[Note: Son of  Charles & Louise (Wagahoff) Lange; married 12 Jun 1918 Laura Medlin 27 Mar 1895 - 13 Dec 1955]

Services for Edward M. Lange, 71. of Billings, who died at 6 p.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Mitchell of Tulsa, Oklahoma were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Billings Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Ebersold officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery under direction of Harris of Billings. He is survived by one other daughter, Mrs. Laura Brown of Tulsa, one son, Charles Lange of Billings; and nine grandchildren.


Lange, Larry d 3 Nov 1969  CCR 6 Nov 1969 p8

[Note: married Elizabeth; no SSDI found]

Mrs. Mae Skaggs and Glenn Miller of Ozark received word Monday of the death of their uncle, Larry Lange, of Lanagan, Mo. Mr. Lange, a World War I veteran, died at Veteran’s Hospital, Fayetteville, Ark, after several weeks illness. He was a retired marble setter, having worked on several noted buildings in Washington, D. C,, Lincoln’s Tomb, Springfield, Ill., St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Mo., several tombs of noted movie stars in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif. and many hotels all over the United States. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth and one son.


Lange, Laura (Medlin) 27 Mar 1895 - 13 Dec 1955    CCR 22 Dec 1955 p4

[Note: Daughter of John Brantley ^ Laura Augusta (Aton) Medlin; married 12 Jun 1918 Edward M. “Eddie” Lange 19 Mar 1890 - 4 May 1961]

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Lange, 60, of Billings who died December 13 at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Monett, were held December 16 at the Billings Methodist Church with Rev. Harold L. Bassett officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Billings. A native of Billings, she was the daughter of J. B. and Laura Aton Medlin. At an early age, she united with the Billings Baptist Church and later attended the Billings Methodist church with her husband. Survivors include her husband, Eddie Lange of route 2, Billings; one son, Charles Lange of Billings; two daughters, Mrs. Thelem Mitchell of Janesville, Wis. and Mrs. Laura Brown of Tulsa, Okla; right grandchildren; one brother, Elmo Medlin of Aurora; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Owen and Miss Ada Medlin, both of Springfield; other relatives and a host of friends.


Lange, Laura Viola (Shallert) 25 Jul 1918 - 6 Jul 2006 SN-L 9 Jul 2006

[Note: Daughter of Joseph & Laura (  ) Shallert; married Alfred Lange]

Laura Viola Lange, age 87, of Nixa, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2006. She was born July 25, 1918, in St. Louis, the daughter of Joseph and Laura Shallert. She was a 1936 graduate of Beaumont High School in St. Louis, and at the age of 75, graduated with a B.S. in Business from the College of the Ozarks. She also received her Real Estate License in 1981. Mrs. Lange was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Survivors include: three children, Laura Little and husband, Richard, Springfield, Larry Lange, and Jeannie Mullican; grandchildren, Ricky Little, Matt Little, Robert Lange, Laura Lange, Levi Lange, Ruth Lange, and Tyler, Seth, and Noah Mullican; and great grandchild, Zane Mullican She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Lange; a brother, Joe Shallert; a sister, Norma Shoemacker; and a special caregiver, Jeannie Brandt, Branson. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 10, in Redeemer Lutheran Church, Springfield, with Pastor Jeff Sippy officiating. Burial will follow in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.


Lange, Mary Janice 7 Feb 1951 - 16 Oct 1975  OH 23 Oct 1975 p8

[Note: Daughter of Charles J. & Helen L. (Lehman) Lange]

BILLINGS - Miss Mary Janice Lange, 24, Billings, died at 4:50 a.m. Thursday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a short illness. An employee of the Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, she was a member of St Joseph Catholic Church here. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lange, Sr., Billings; two brothers, Charles, Jr. of Hazelwood and Steven Allen, of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Marie Wake, Billings; and Linda Wake, Billings; and Linda Kay, of the home; and her grandmother, Mrs. Theresa Lehman, Billings. Donations may be made to the Leukemia Fund. Rosary services were at 8 p.m. in Meadows Chapel, Billings. Mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church here with the Rev. Gerome Eachbacher officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.


Langford, Lavern 27 Aug 1903 -  10 Jul 1924 CCR 16 Dec 1926 p1

[Note: Son of James & Bessie ( Andrews) Langford; mother’s first name written over typing of MO DC & hard to read; MO DC says date of death estimated from date disappeared, which they give as July 10, 1924; skeleton of gunshot victim discovered in Dec. 1926]

Skeleton Found South of Ritchey

May be Remains of Young Man Who Disappeared Sometime in July 1924

Stone county, to the south and west, was somewhat astir last week over the finding of a skeleton near Ritchey by a. J. Prelin and Tommie Louis who were setting their traps in the woods north of the state highway No. 15 near Ritchey. The skeleton was found in a thicket. Upon examination, it was found that the skull contained a bullet hole. It is the belief of many that the remains are those of Laverne Langford, son of Mrs. May Slattery of Joplin who left his home May 10th, 1924 in a car for Battle creek, Michigan to seek employment. Nothing has been learned of Langford since he left his home almost three years ago and according to the work of officers and relatives, the last trace found of him was a trace of a car he was driving near Friestatt which is off the highway a day or so after he left his home in Joplin, The car was traced to Mount Vernon, and there relatives found he was accompanied by two young men. The skeleton found in Stone county last week, as far as identification is possible, answers the description of Langford. A few days after Langford had left his home in Joplin, his car was found at Monett and it contained the coat which Langford had worn when he left his home and there was a bit of cloth discovered about the skeleton found last week which report says is evidently a part of the trousers which Langford wore as it corresponds to the coat found in the car at Monett. If the skeleton can be proven to be that of Langford, another mystery which has gripped this section for two years will have been solved.


Langford, Merna Marie (Banz) 22 Dec 1944 - 26 Sep 2007 CCH-N 3 Oct 2007

[Note: Daughter of Myrl & Geneva (  ) Banz; married James Langford]

Merna Marie (Banz) Langford was born Dec. 22, 1944 in Stafford, Kan., and went to meet the Lord on Sept. 26, 2007. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Myrl and Geneva Banz. She is survived by her husband James, and a brother and sister, Elvin Banz and Melynn Curtis of Rogers, Ark. Her children are Cinnamon Marie Langford of St. Louis and Ginger Lee (Langford) McPherson of Phoenix. Her nephew is Troy Banz and her nieces are Bethany and Chelsie Curtis. Merna has five step-children, Marlyna, Caron, James, Ellen, and Cessala. She also has a host of step-grand and great-grandchildren. She always had an abundance of love for her husband and all her family. Merna gave her heart to the Lord at an early age. She has worked in children's church, Sunday school, and the awesome job of being a pastor's wife in California and Missouri. She is a member of the Ozark Church of the Nazarene. Her love for God was seen in all areas of her life. Merna attended school in Sylvia, Kan. She graduated from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Okla., and received her master's degree from Ft. Hays, Kan. She taught in the public schools in Kansas and California for over twenty-two years. She seemed to have the gift of inspiring her class and sharing knowledge with the children she taught. Merna touched the lives of many people and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Heaven is just a little sweeter and brighter with her passing. Funeral services were Sept. 28, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial was Sept. 29 in Hopewell Cemetery, Gilmer, Texas.   ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007


Langham, James Charles "Jim" 18 Jan 1952 - 13 May 2008 SN-L 18 May 2008

[Note: Son of Frank G. & Leora (  ) Langham, Jr. ; married 3 Nov 1978 Belinda Gail Griggs]

Jim Langham of Fremont Hills passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo. His wife, two daughters, son, other family members and friends, were with him at the time of his death. Jim, age 56, died from heart failure as a result of a nine month battle with a rare form of cancer, Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Origin (CUP). Jim was born January 18, 1952, in Nashville, Tenn., to Frank G. Langham Jr. and Leora Langham. After the death of his father in October 1962, Jim's mother moved the family to Springfield, Mo., where she met and married Al McCall. Al McCall passed away in October, 1993, and Leora Langham McCall passed away in February, 1993. Jim graduated from Glendale High School and started work in the family business with his step-father, Al McCall. The family operated family amusement parks in Branson, Eureka Springs, Rockaway Beach and Lake of the Ozarks. While working with his step-father, Jim attended Southwest Missouri State University graduating in December, 1980. After one year of employment as a design engineer with MacDonald Douglas in St. Louis, Jim returned to Branson and the family business. Jim was united in marriage on November 3, 1978, to Belinda Gail Griggs in Kingsway United Methodist Church in Springfield, Mo. Jim is survived by his wife, Belinda of Fremont Hills; his daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and Al Thomas of Marshfield, Mo.; his daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and John Hendrix of Lawrenceville, Ga.; his son, Justin Langham of Fremont Hills, Mo.; three grandchildren, Samatha and Jared Thomas and Alexis Hendrix; three sisters, Diane Smith, New Orleans, La., Melissa Langham, Austin, Texas and Sarah McCoy, Vail, Colo.; and two brothers, Frank Langham III, Ozark, Mo. and John Langham, Ft. Smith, Ark. Jim designed and constructed a new amusement park on highway 76 at Gretna Road in Branson and named it Thunder Road. Thunder Road was a complete success and was the Branson Small Business of the year in 2004. Jim retired from the amusement park business in the same year. The land and building of Thunder Road was leased and is now the present location of the Titanic Museum. Jim was dedicated to the Branson/Hollister Rotary Club. He served in several Board Positions including one year as president. He is the only Rotarian selected Rotarian of the Year in two different years, 2000 and 2004. He was also designated as a Paul Harris Fellow. Jim was dubbed by fellow Rotarians as the Rotary Float Godfather. The Christmas floats he designed and operated always won 1st place. Jim was a dedicated and active member of the Branson Chamber of Commerce. He served as the Chamber President for the 2001 to 2002 year and was presented an award for outstanding board leadership. A celebration of Jim's life will be held on Tuesday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m., in Greenlawn Funeral Home East, 3540 Seminole, Springfield, MO (just off the east side of Hwy 65 between the Battlefield and Sunshine exits). There are no words that describe the wonderful character and humbleness of Jim. Our lives are much richer for having known him. He spent most of his life helping and giving to others. It seems only appropriate that he do the same in his passing. Flowers are appreciated as well as donations to the following organizations that are dear to our hearts: Hollister/Branson Rotary Teacher Professional Development Scholarship established in honor of Jim, the Developmental Center of the Ozarks and the American Cancer Society.

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